Pinch me, I must be dreaming. Current rumors state that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 may find its way into homes worldwide after all. Stalker-GSU.ru claims to have obtained a statement from Sergei Grigorovich, owner of GSC World.
It is revealed that Bethesda has been sold the license for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Here’s the statement auto-translated:
I realized that this concept of the STALKER will not be of interest to many players and decided to [cancel development]. Announcement will not be shown instead, all that the team managed to do without me. STALKER brand into the hands of Bethesda Games. I’m leaving the game development.
If this is in fact true, then we can all rejoice in the fact that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 could be released one day. PS3 development issues aside, Bethesda could craft the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series into an even greater free roam experience given their latest open-world achievements. However, current fans of the game may not wish to see Bethesda “streamline” the experience they’ve come to know and love.
Whether you currently play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or if you’re just now hearing about it, what’s your take on this new acquisition, assuming it’s true? Let us know in the comment section below.